Graphite on Hot Pressed Water color paper
This is a preliminary sketch for an article about a woman's memory of her early teenage years. I had to create an innocent exchange involving a lilac between a college age hippie and an early teenage girl. It takes place in the late 1960's. I had to make this pretty literal for the key illustration but I decided to add additional elements of garden life to layer the composition. The bird bath adds a bit more to the story. The foreground may be my favorite part to work on. I enjoyed drawing the azaleas and look forward to painting them. As many of my interiors this will be in black and white.